A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast Episode 17: The Top 5 Challenges Facing Us In 2013

EMS Roundtable A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast: Top 5 Challenges

A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast is RescueDigests’ weekly podcast featuring Rom Duckworth covering everything emergency services, from clinical topics, to leadership issues to why the rookie has to pay for lunch, all from a Fire Medic Perspective.




Rom Duckworth sits down with Fire / EMS Educator and IAFF Rep Jerry Biggart to lay out the top 5 challenges facing us in 2013.


Jerry Biggart has been involved in the fire service since 1994, and is a career lieutenant and NREMT paramedic with the City of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He is an EMS instructor/coordinator for the Milwaukee Fire Department, a fire/EMS instructor at technical colleges in southeastern Wisconsin, and a member of the Wisconsin EMS Advisory Board and chair of the EMS Education & Training Committee. Jerry is a District Field Service Representative in the IAFF’s 5thDistrict, an Executive Board Member of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin overseeing education, training, and EMS, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Department Management.


Our top 5 challenges? Staffing, Competition in EMS, Evidence Based Medicine, Safety and Service Beyond 911

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Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via www.romduck.com